Oracy for Emotions

Product Code: OFE
Price: $8.00

NEW - to help support emotional literacy

This new oracy resource focuses on giving children the words they need to be able to talk about their feelings.  The resources uses various books that develop a theme highlighting a specific emotion.  The language activities in each feelings pack are based on the semantics, syntax and pragmatics of being able to share your feelings with others.  They include:

  • story questions - to help children focus on the emotion aspects of the narrative
  • word activites - to develop the child's vocabulary and understanding of how words work to describe events and people, and to compare things
  • sentence activities - to strengthen a child's sentences, particularly in more complex structures such as using a problem-solution or cause-efect type construction
  • personal narrative - to share their own emotion-based life experiences with others
  • body talk - to understand their own feelings and how these feelings are reflected in personal 'body talk'
  • story retell - to build narrative skills and continue to explore how other characters respond  to situations and how they might feel
  • scripts such as feel-think-say-do - to increase awareness of how people respond to situations, events and those around us; how we interact with the world
  • reflection - to help children reflect on situations and their own emotional responses, to explore options and understand how and why others might feel

Each emotions pack focuses on one emotion, through exploring two books.  The packs that are currently available are:

SAD - Tough Boris by Mem Fox   |   Gilbert the Great by Jane Clarke

CRANKY - Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day by Judith Viorst   |   The very cranky bear by Nick Bland

SCARED - Franklin in the dark by Paulette Bourgeois   |   The little mouse, the red, ripe strawberry and the very hungry bear by Don & Audrey Wood


Each pack contains the lesson plans and black line resource pages for two books and each pack costs $8.00. Please select how many you would like to order, then on the checkout page, please note which emotions you are wanting in the comments section.  (If you are having any troubles, please just email me.)

Other emotion packs will be written over time.  Suggestions for books to be included in the series are always welcome.